Think of Seville and thoughts of bullfighting are not too far behind. Although witnessing this tradition is a popular way to spend time in the city, it is by no means the only experience to have.
If you don’t want to visit a bullfighting ring during your port stop to Seville, here are 6 alternative things to do in the city: Read more
Tags: bullfighting, flamenco dancing, Football, Plaza de España, Plaza de la Alameda de Hércules, Real Betis, San Leandro Convent, Sevilla F.C., Seville, spain, Triana Market
Floating through the canals of Venice in a gondola can make you hungry and what better place than Italy to explore the local food. In principle, yes, but there is another side to this port.
As famous as Venice is for its grand canals, it is equally renowned for its disappointing food. Sadly, time and a tourism influx have seen the city turn to low-grade pizzas and uninspiring pastas at premium rates to fill the masses. Read more
Tags: Bignè al Cioccolato, Cicheti, delicious eats, food, food and drink, Gianduiotto, italian food, restaurants, Schie con Polenta, Seppe al Nero, Venice
There is food and there is art. Combine the two, as many cruise ships do, and you have a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Read more
Tags: banana, buffet, carvings, cheese, cheese board, food, food art, food carving, food sculptures, fruits, oranges, pineapple, turkey, vegetables, watermelon
I’d never been on a cruise ship before I went to work on one. In fact, before that first cruise, the largest ship I’d ever stepped foot on was the Staten Island ferry.
And yet, two days after I’d graduated from college and just three hours after I’d boarded a 2,000-passenger ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I was standing on a stage with a microphone in hand and a sea of passengers at my feet while introducing myself as crew. Read more
Just thinking about going on a cruise makes most adults giddy with excitement, but the same may not be true for your little ones.
The ocean is a vast expanse of endless water that contains many unseen—and scary—elements. Stepping off land and living on the water for several days may instill fear and apprehension in your child. Read more
Tags: books, children, cruise, Hello Ocean, I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty, kids, ocean, ocean adventure, Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, sea, Tess the Sea Turtle Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book, The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
Based on most cruise itineraries, your port stop in Barcelona is unlikely to give you more than a day to explore the sights of this amazing city. To maximize the time you have on land, here are five things NOT to do in Barcelona on a one day visit…and some tips on what you should do instead.
While cruises conjure up images of crystal-clear waters, poolside lounging while drinking a cocktail and ports of interest to explore, they also bring to mind couples and families running around the ship. Rarely are cruises targeted toward singles; in fact, you often have to pay the double rate for a room on board a ship as a single.
On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic took her maiden voyage heading to New York. Days into her journey, the ship hit an iceberg and sunk with 1,514 lives lost. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
Tags: 100th anniversary, bad commands, crew, distress calls, engineering, iceberg, prevailing conditions, safety, sinking, Southampton, speed, Titanic
The beauty of the cruise industry is its continual reinvention and one-upmanship (pun intended) serving to the cruiser’s benefit. If you’re spending your hard-earned bucks on a cruise vacation this year, why not be on the cutting edge of what’s being offered. Read more
Tags: boutique dining, discounts, extras, high tech, New Orleans, Ports, private club, private lounge, river cruise, volunteer, voluntourism
Did you feel like you were the only one who paid top dollar for your last cruise? If so, or even if you didn’t, here are 50 ways to save money on your next cruise: Read more
Food is omnipresent on cruises where every activity seems punctuated by another opportunity to eat. This is great if you can work your way through any given buffet without fear or favor, not so much if you have a special dietary requirement. Read more
This year marks 100 years since the Titanic set sail, and although there wasn’t a happy ending, there is no denying the magic and lavishness that her sailing inspired. Luxurious jaunts on the high seas remain as coveted today as they were then. Read more
Tags: Crystal Cruise's Crystal Serenity, extravagant, luxury, Norwegian Cruise Line's The Haven, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Regent Seven Seas' Seven Seas Voyager, Seabourn Cruises' Seabourn Odyssey, SeaDream's Yacht Club, Silversea's Silver Whisper, Silverseas' Silver Explorer Antarctica, The Road to Mandalay by Orient-Express, Uniworld's S.S. Antoinette